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Judgment Book Of Superior Court, Vol. D, May 1760 - Nov. 1763, At 256, New Hampshire State Archives - King V. Claggett Sep 1762

Judgment Book Of Superior Court, Vol. D, May 1760 - Nov. 1763, At 256, New Hampshire State Archives - King V. Claggett

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

Wyseman Claggett, a New Hampshire Justice of the Peace, was indicted on a charge that he had on December 3, 1761 signed a mittimus bearing the date of November 3, 1761 against one James Dwyer of Portsmouth, resulting in Dwyer’s imprisonment for twenty hours ....


Minutes Of Superior Court, Box 2, Folder Nov. 1761 - May 1763 - Quash Indictment Of Wyseman Claggett Sep 1762

Minutes Of Superior Court, Box 2, Folder Nov. 1761 - May 1763 - Quash Indictment Of Wyseman Claggett

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

Claggett demurred to the indictment and it was quashed by the court, putting an end to the criminal case.


Judgment Book Of Superior Court, Vol. D, May 1760 - Nov. 1763, At 257, New Hampshire State Archives; Minutes Of Superior Court, Box 2, Folder Nov. 1761 - May 1763 - Wyseman Claggett Sep 1762

Judgment Book Of Superior Court, Vol. D, May 1760 - Nov. 1763, At 257, New Hampshire State Archives; Minutes Of Superior Court, Box 2, Folder Nov. 1761 - May 1763 - Wyseman Claggett

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

Claggett demurred to the indictment and it was quashed by the court, putting an end to the criminal case.


Provincial Case File No. 23475, New Hampshire State Archives - Indictment Of Wyseman Claggett Jun 1762

Provincial Case File No. 23475, New Hampshire State Archives - Indictment Of Wyseman Claggett

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

Wyseman Claggett, a New Hampshire Justice of the Peace, was indicted on a charge that he had on December 3, 1761 signed a mittimus bearing the date of November 3, 1761 against one James Dwyer of Portsmouth, resulting in Dwyer’s imprisonment for twenty hours ....


Provincial Case File No. 23536, New Hampshire State Archives - Dwyer V. Claggett May 1762

Provincial Case File No. 23536, New Hampshire State Archives - Dwyer V. Claggett

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

Dwyer subsequently brought a false imprisonment action against Claggett and Fitzgerald, claiming £1,000 damages for ten days of imprisonment.


Provincial Case File No. 23475, New Hampshire State Archives, Which Also Contains A Copy Of The Altered Mittimus Against James Dwyer Signed By Wyseman Claggett Dec 1761

Provincial Case File No. 23475, New Hampshire State Archives, Which Also Contains A Copy Of The Altered Mittimus Against James Dwyer Signed By Wyseman Claggett

Documents from Dimension II: Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy (article)

...Claggett reluctantly signed a mittimus committing him [James Dwyer] to jail. “[B]y mistake [he] dated it 3d November instead of December which he afterwards at gaol keepers request rectified.